john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Cask. Dark Brown / Black. Malty (lightly roasted), fruity (berries). Some chocolate. Mild hop bitterness. Nice malt/hop balance. Easy drinking mild. (2008)
witthatsbier (566) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Dark classic english mild,and just about the best their is,this multi award winning ale,is just a world class beer,from this great family brewer
aroma is strong roast malt
taste is malty with bitter flavour and a long malty finish
nice body for abv
overall a world class ale Theydon_Bois (19490) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is dark malts, cardboard, touch of liqourice.
Taste comprises dark malt, a touch of chocolate, paper, tobacco.
Light in body with moderate carbonation, dry in the finish.
Decent enough mild. ManVsBeer (10448) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Has a berry aroma which is potent like a spirit. Mild in the palate though. Dark with a small head. Grumbo (2946) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Cask from The Ale House, Chelmsford. Nice creamy mild, almost black with an attractive coffee cream coloured head. Very enjoyable.
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Aug 2006 from BA: This review is from a pint had at the 30th CAMRA, Cotswold Beer Fest (last month).
The dark, almost porter black colour is only the start of your journey to Mild perfection. It’s creamy off-white head should be thick and if poured correctly, stay until the end of the pint, sticking to the glass.
Some Milds are thin and taste weak, Bateman’s is the opposite, rich and strong tasting, the ABV does not give a true picture of it’s complexity or character.
Roasted nuts,ripe fruit and hops hit your nose and the taste is of the same intensity. This is a dark Mild that is well worth tracking down and drinking!
dynamiteninja (1863) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask. The Punch Bowl (JDW), York. Medium off white head. Dark ruby body. Fruit, mild malt, caramel. Bittersweet. Dry finish. prawlie (1591) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Half pint at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2011. Black with little, but creamy brown head. Fruity, pleasant aroma. Very nice and fruity, though not a classic mild. Very nice for a weakling strength beer. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of chocolate. A bit thin mouthfeel. tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull ruby black in colour with a thin tan coloured head. Strong roast malt, and expresso coffee notes in the long aroma. Thin but delicious mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give sweet toffee, bitter chocolate and roast grain notes. Slight dry note of liquorice in the aftertaste along with dry bitter resins from the hops. Sweet treacle toffee note evident in the finish. This is a cracking session mild which is packed full of flavour and tastes more like a high end of 4% instead of 3%. Highly recommended.